Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

From my family to yours.
Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Under The Weather

Happy Saturday sweet Chickadee's.

I am finally feeling a little better today.   Bronchitis is for the birds.  Yesterday I did a little sewing in between naps.  If you are following Bee In My Bonnet on Instagram then you know about the have a yourself a quilty Christmas.

This is my Christmas tree that I finished yesterday.

The mittens are so much fun to do.  This mittens pattern is in Lori's Quilty Fun book.  But for a few of the patterns Lori is giving us instructions on Instagram.  I am behind in the sew along but hoping to can catch up soon.  

Hope you are all well and staying warm.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Retreat Time

Happy Monday sweet friends.
I can not believe I have been MIA for so long.
I have been quilting for customers and enjoying some Skyler time.

This weekend I am at an retreat in LaGrange, Texas.  The picture above is the view from my sewing table.  It has been cold and dreary here.

These are all the fun people I am sewing with this weekend.  
We are having sew much fun and I think we are talking and catching more than we are doing sewing.  LOL!

If you are on InstaGram you may have seen the sew along with Lori from over at Bee In My Bonnet using some of her patterns out of her Quilty Fun quilt book.  These are the only 2 blocks I have done so far.  I did not bring enough Christmas fabric.  There is other sewing going on but I have not taken any more pictures.  I am also trying to catch up on the Scrappy Crossroad blocks that Lori did a tutorial on.  
So stay tuned more pictures to come.

Hope y'all have a great day.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop

Hello chickadee's.

I was so thrilled when Greg at Grey Dogwood Studio asked me to join in the Around The World Blog Hop.  This blog hop has been going on now for a few months.  So I will show you what I am working on and tell you a little bit about donnaslavendernest.

What am I working on?

I showed you this gem a couple of months ago when I scored it at a resale shop.  It only needed a few repairs and now that they are done I plan on loading it on the machine and quilting it.  As you can see it does have a few stains on it but I am hoping those will come out after it is soaked.
Stayed tuned I will show you more progress during the week.

Why do I create?

I have always loved to create, even as a little girl begging my grandmother to let me sew.  She would buy us embroidery designs to do and yarn to create.    I love having a finished projecs.  Although lately I am starting more projects and not getting anything finished.  LOL!   We have a retreat coming up maybe I will finish something during that time?

How does my work differ from others?

Geez, this one is hard to answer.  I love everything vintage just like most of you.  So maybe that is not it.  I am guessing it is that I put more lavenders and purples in everything I do. 

How does my creative process work?

Oh boy, I look through a lot of books and I have tons of patterns.  In blog land there are a lot of creative ladies out there that I just love.   To name a few Pam Kitty, Lori Holt, Darlene Zimmerman I could go on and on.  

If you have not been to Grey Dogwood Studio you must pay him a visit.  You are going to be in love with everything he does.   He loves the same sweet fabrics we all do and he knows how to put them together.
Thank you so much Greg for including me on the tour.

Hope y'all have a quilty Monday.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Friday Chickadee's

A lot has been going on in my nest.  We have been working on a new place to put my store and it is a slooow process.    Went to market and bought home some fun things.  Stay tuned for pictures.

I am slowly adding sweet fabric's to my sale bin.  All Christmas is on sale up to 50% off.  I only have one more kit left of the 50 Years Rudolph.  

Hope y'all have a fun and safe Halloween.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blogging Over At Clover and Violet Today

Hi y'all!

Can you believe Halloween is already next week.  WOW!  Thought I would share this sweet image that I found with you.

Today I am blogging over at Clover and Violet.  Hope you will visit me over there.

Have an awesome day.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Lecien Retro 30's Child Smile and SALE

Hello sweet friends.
Well, it has been some what a busy weekend over here.  I finished 2 customer quilts.  WhooHoo! 
Now it is time to do some sewing.

I am so over the moon excited about the new Lecien in the shop.  It is just so stinkin cute to me. (so sorry not all the pieces got into the collage) 

 I am also having a SALE.  Up to 50% off 

Hope y'all have a great start to your week.